Paul Hollis

Southeast Farm Press

Paul Hollis is a native of Alabama who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn University. He served as business editor and city editor for a daily newspaper and as publications and news editor for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System before joining Farm Press in 1990. Paul lives with his wife Tammy in Auburn, Ala. They have a daughter, Tess.

Corn sitting firmly as king of crops
All predictions point to corn remaining king of crops at least for the foreseeable future, says Todd Davis, senior economist with the American Farm Bureau.
Florida’s Dale McClellan named Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year
Florida dairy farmer Dale McClellan was named the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year during the opening day of the Expo, being held Oct. 16-18 in Moultrie, Ga.
Sunbelt Expo: improving irrigation efficiency, technology
Unbiased agricultural research depends on removing all variables in a given situation, including irrigation.
Control of resistant pigweed comes at a price
Georgia cotton producers are spending approximately $150 million per year to control glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed.
Vegetables: good supply, low prices
Warm weather and generally good growing conditions translate into large volumes of high-quality fresh commercial vegetables and continuing low prices for producers, according to the latest USDA Vegetables and Melons Outlook Report.
I.C. Terry Farms: Peanut Profitability Award
Ross Terry, vice-president of I.C. Terry Farms in Lake City, Fla., has coined a phrase that he likes repeating: “Things happen here that don’t happen anywhere else.” When you consider an average peanut yield in 2011 of 5,800 pounds per acre, with no irrigation, during a hot, dry summer, he may be right.
2012 Peanut Profitability Awards winners resilient 1
Unprecedented drought in Oklahoma and Texas and extreme heat and dry conditions in the Southeast made 2011 a challenging year for peanut producers, but the Peanut Profitability Award winners somehow found a way to persevere and achieve excellence on their respective farms.
Rotation No. 2 key to Peanut Profitability
If you’ve been farming for any length of time, it’s a familiar refrain by now — the keys to success in any cropping system are rotation, rotation, rotation.
Proactive farm management is No. 3 in list of Keys to Peanut Profitability
While most of the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” thus far have consisted of very specific production practices, our No. 3 listing is different in that it describes a concept, one that is proving to be increasingly critical in farming today.
Disease control No. 4 Key to Peanut Profitability
As the countdown continues to the No. 1 Key to Peanut Profitability, disease control comes in at No. 4, including the control of soil-borne and foliar diseases and nematodes.
Cost management, efficient water use two more keys to peanut profits
Coming in at No. 6 and No. 5, respectively, in the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” are cost management and efficient water use.
Top 10 keys to profitable peanuts
Coming in at No. 10 and 9 in the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” are two production practices that are closely related — twin rows and planting date.
Top 10 keys to peanut profitability will be shared
As the Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards program prepares to evaluate nominations for its 13th class of winners, organizers of the program have been sifting through mounds of data from previous honorees to arrive at a “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability.”
Life without Temik: What’s next for peanut growers?
For many years now, aldicarb or Temik has been the backbone of root-knot nematode management in Georgia for both peanuts and cotton, but it’s time to consider a new strategy.
High corn yields in hot, dry fields
Data shows that corn producers with irrigation make higher yields during a La Niña phase.
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